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283: ANDY WARHOL - Color offset lithograph

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Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). "S&H Green Stamps". Color offset lithograph. 1965. Signed in ink, lower right. Edition of 6,000, of which not all were distributed. Light cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Feldman/Schellmann II.9. A perfectly preserved impression of the folded "invitation" Warhol created for his first museum exhibition. "The exhibition was organized for the Philadelphia ICA [Institute of Contemporary Art] by its new curator, Sam Green, who until a few months earlier had been a frequenter of Warhols Factory and a young gallery director at Dick Bellamys legendary Green Gallery in New York. That Green and the gallery had the same name was purely coincidental, but Green was happy to let people think he owned the place and the famously shy Bellamy didnt mind either if it meant he was called upon less often to leave his back office and schmooze with the clientele. Greens gregariousness, combined with the impression he gave of being a young gallery owner, rather than mere employee, allowed him to advance quickly in art and society circles and this in turn helped him get the ICA job while still only 25-years-old. Warhol had made several paintings with S+H Green Stamps as a motif in 1962 and one of these works was included in the ICA exhibition, but it was primarily as a sly nod to the resourceful young curator that Warhol chose to use the image again as the invitation for the show. Green seized the opportunity and with his natural gift for self-promotion, used it for all it was worth. He had 6,000 copies of the invitation printed, an extravagant number, given that the space could hold only 300, and used some of those that were not mailed out as wallpaper, and as the backdrop for pre-exhibition publicity photos. Then, on the day of the opening, Green made a grand entrance alongside Warhol and Edie Sedgwick wearing a tie silk-screened with the same S & H Green Stamp motif." (courtesy 6 Decades Books, New York City). Image copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image size: 22 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (581 x 578 mm). [27496] |2000| {R100} (TL5) czzz~szzz
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283: ANDY WARHOL - Color offset lithograph

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Lot 0283 Details

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Andy Warhol (American, 1928 - 1987). "S&H Green Stamps". Color offset lithograph. 1965. Signed in ink, lower right. Edition of 6,000, of which not all were distributed. Light cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Feldman/Schellmann II.9. A perfectly preserved impression of the folded "invitation" Warhol created for his first museum exhibition. "The exhibition was organized for the Philadelphia ICA [Institute of Contemporary Art] by its new curator, Sam Green, who until a few months earlier had been a frequenter of Warhols Factory and a young gallery director at Dick Bellamys legendary Green Gallery in New York. That Green and the gallery had the same name was purely coincidental, but Green was happy to let people think he owned the place and the famously shy Bellamy didnt mind either if it meant he was called upon less often to leave his back office and schmooze with the clientele. Greens gregariousness, combined with the impression he gave of being a young gallery owner, rather than mere employee, allowed him to advance quickly in art and society circles and this in turn helped him get the ICA job while still only 25-years-old. Warhol had made several paintings with S+H Green Stamps as a motif in 1962 and one of these works was included in the ICA exhibition, but it was primarily as a sly nod to the resourceful young curator that Warhol chose to use the image again as the invitation for the show. Green seized the opportunity and with his natural gift for self-promotion, used it for all it was worth. He had 6,000 copies of the invitation printed, an extravagant number, given that the space could hold only 300, and used some of those that were not mailed out as wallpaper, and as the backdrop for pre-exhibition publicity photos. Then, on the day of the opening, Green made a grand entrance alongside Warhol and Edie Sedgwick wearing a tie silk-screened with the same S & H Green Stamp motif." (courtesy 6 Decades Books, New York City). Image copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image size: 22 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (581 x 578 mm). [27496] |2000| {R100} (TL5) czzz~szzz

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